Our inhouse childcare facility is run by British nannies (who are either fully qualified or have extensive experience in working with children of all ages). They are directly employed by skivo2 to manage our crèche during the winter season. Situated in Le Praz, the crèche is either based in the most appropriate guest chalet or a dedicated apartment which provides a structured, happy and stimulating environment for babies, toddlers and older children alike.
Opening at 8.30am each morning and running until 5.00pm each evening (six days a week, Sunday to Friday) we ensure that full childcare provision is on hand to enable you to enjoy your ski holiday to the fullest, safe in the knowledge that your child is well looked after and contented, which is of the utmost importance to us.
Please note that this season we don’t have an actual crèche location and childcare will be provided in the most appropriate guest chalet each week.
Crèche places must be pre-booked and prepaid in advance of your holiday. As we work to childcare ratios we are unable to pro rata childcare for part week – places must be booked and paid for the duration of the week.
Please call the UK office to confirm crèche availability. You will be invoiced as part of your final holiday balance for payment.
Due to our strict childcare ratios we are unable to guarantee bookings after your arrival in resort.
Don’t forget to bring a bag on holiday for your child to take to crèche with them for special drinking cups they may use, favourite blankets or toys, nappies or anything else that would make their day in the crèche as happy as possible.
Non-skiing crèche: 6 months – 4 yrs – £ 320 per week
- Open from 8.30am – 5.00pm
- Hot lunch
- Morning and afternoon snacks and drinks
- Indoor and outdoor games and activities
This is aimed at non-skiing children. Upon arrival in the morning there will be free play to allow the little ones to settle down and absorb new arrivals. There will be a creative session mid morning or those who need a nap can sleep in one of the nursery cots followed by some reviving fresh air. Shortly before lunchtime the children in the Snowdrop Club will be joined by the older children from the Snowflake Club when they return from their morning ski lesson. Depending upon ages children of both clubs may join together for afternoon activities.
Skiing crèche: 5 – 8 years – £ 200 per week
- Nannies pick up after lessons from skivo2 Ski School at Courchevel 1850 at 11.00am
- Crèche runs until 5.00pm
- Hot lunch
- Afternoon snacks and drinks
- Indoor and outdoor afternoon games and activities
Skiing children from 5 – 8 years who are in the Snowflake Club will have their ski lesson for two hours in the morning and then be collected by the nannies. On a Wednesday (the ski instructor’s day off) children in the Snowflake Club would normally ski with their parents in the morning and be collected by nannies at 11.00am and taken to the crèche for lunch and afternoon activities. Alternatively, parents may choose to drop their children off at the crèche – please arrange a mutually convenient drop-off time with the crèche.
Both a mid morning and afternoon snack will be provided as will lunch including a hot main course and pudding, prepared by the nannies. Unlimited soft drinks will also be provided in the crèche throughout the course of the day.
If your child is twelve months or under, we would strongly recommend that you bring your own jars of baby food which your child is used to. This avoids the chance of any tummy upsets due to the change of food on arrival. However, we will have available jars of French baby food for lunch in the crèche.
Please bring along your own nappies and baby milk for your child if your child requires these.
We endeavour to ensure that the children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities whilst in the crèche such as:
- Piste side picnics and bubble riding
- Snowmen and igloo building
- Indoor and outdoor treasure hunts
- Creative sessions – colouring, face painting, drawing
- Quiet sessions such as story telling or videos
- Music and games
- Cookie making and cake decorating
A daily activity plan is devised by the nannies on a weekly basis and all activities are tailored to suit the ages of the children in the crèche that week along with the daily weather conditions. Regular walks and plenty of fresh air are incorporated into the daily activity plan.
In the chalets
Please be aware that whilst the normal chalet breakfast is available in the morning for children under 2 years of age, you are asked to cater for them yourself in the evening. You are very welcome to help yourself to any leftover food from dinner the evening before and your chalet staff will assist you with this as much as possible.
For those aged 2 years and above a “Kids’ Tea” can be arranged with your chalet hosts at around 6.00pm each evening. We find that most parents prefer their children to eat earlier so that they can then enjoy an adult dinner along with a relaxing glass of wine at 8.00pm. Please let us know in advance if you would prefer a “Kids’ Tea” for your children. If your child has any particular dietary requirements then please notify us in advance of coming on holiday so we can accommodate them.
A babysitting service is also available (at an additional hourly rate) on your chalet hosts’ night off. Because this service getsquickly booked during peak holiday periods we suggest that you enquire about this service upon arrival in resort to avoid disappointment or prebook the service via the UK office.
skivo2 Kids works on the principles of:
*** SAFETY ***
*** ENJOYMENT ***
*** LEARNING ***
Following these principles we hope your child and in turn you, the parents, have a very enjoyable holiday.